It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Call to Prayer, Reflection on Psalm 96:1-13

Look again at Isaiah 45:1-7. The Lord is using the foreign king Cyrus to serve the Lord's purpose. Through Cyrus, the Lord brings salvation not only to Israel but to the whole world. And the whole world will recognize this.

Psalm 96 also has a universal note. In verse 3, we are directed to tell of the Lord's glory among the nations, the Lord's wonderful deeds among all peoples. In verse 7, all families are directed to acclaim the glory and strength of the Lord.

Are we able to recognize the work of God in our own lives? Do we see God's will working through the hands of other people?

Are we able to recognize the work of God in other people's lives? Do we see God's will to be the hands that carry out God's will?

Lectio Divina: Psalm 96:4-9

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